Dr. Vincent Kituku's Monthly Newsletter - September 2012
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Issue Number:
Volume XI No. 13
Kituku & Associates
Date of Issue:
September 2012

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There is a story about a man in Africa who had a large piece of land. He heard people were getting rich by selling diamonds. He decided to sell his "worthless" piece of land and go look elsewhere for diamonds.

RocksAs the new owner walked around his land, he saw unfamiliar stones. He picked one up and placed it in his hut. Years later, a friend of the new owner came to visit and saw this stone. The visitor inquired about where the stone had been found. The landowner told him about the unfamiliar stones on the land. The visitor knew the unfamiliar stones were diamonds. This land had the largest amount of diamond ever discovered. The first landowner never found diamonds where he went and regretted not exploring what, for years, had been available to him.

There are times when we feel that our talents, gifts or experiences don't provide us with the life we want. We think, if only we had such-and-such, life would be better. People leave towns for better ones. We leave jobs. Unfortunately, some people leave their loved ones in search of better relationships elsewhere.

It is not unusual for people to even ignore the potential they have, while searching and laboring for something that may not materialize.

In one my articles, I stated, "Our diamonds are not out there somewhere, they are within us. We need to explore and excavate them, then put them to use."

Nine Proven, Easy-To-Apply Steps For Living Up To Your Potential:

1. Come to terms with your past. What has stopped you from living up to your potential? What are the things you wish you could be doing but you're not doing right now because of your past?

2. Dig for the diamond within. What skills, gifts and experiences do you have that you can use right away in order to grow spiritually, professionally and personally? What do you do with such passion that you can do it without monetary return? How do you spend your days? When the day is over, is there something about which you can say, "I am looking forward to tomorrow to do it over again?"

3. Time out! Get to a quiet place and ask yourself what really matters in your life. What's worth devoting your time, efforts and resources?

4. Develop a road map. Set goals that are clear, attainable, measurable and have time considerations. Set goals that can get you to dig and use the "diamond in your backyard"

5. Recruit helpers. Share your goals with those people who believe in you and will encourage you to dig your "diamond" even when they can't see your "tools." The key is to look and listen to what they are saying and ask lots of questions.

6. Be honest. There is unimaginable power in being honest with oneself. It's honesty that leads you to humble yourself and be teachable by others.

7. Be patient. There is no drive-through to personal success. Dig and dig...it is the digging process that makes the rewards enjoyable.

8. Have faith. Believing what eyes can't see maintains your determination to dig deeper and wider until the diamond is brought to the surface.

9. Just don't quit. Period!

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Vincent1. A Unique Motivator. Born and raised in Kenya, Africa, and a resident of the U.S.A. since the mid-80s, Dr. Kituku delivers presentations from a perspective that is unique, authentic and with lasting impact.

2. Guaranteed Learning For All. Not a single participant leaves Dr. Kituku's presentation without either learning something they can use to better their personal or professional life or being inspired to begin a new path of growth and success.

3. Effective Leader. Dr. Kituku's enthusiasm and ability to develop rapport with his audiences is natural. This allows him to deliver presentations that educate, increase productivity and inspire to give hope.

4. Highly Satisfied Customers. With over a decade of experience as a speaker and trainer, Dr. Kituku's reputation has grown to such an extent that 98.9% of his repeat or new speaking/training engagements are due to recommendations from satisfied participants and planners to their families, co-workers, and other associates.

5. Creative Learning Tools. The audience's attention, comprehension and retention of learned material are enhanced by Dr. Kituku's use of props (e.g. African spear, village made source of light, coconut monkey trap, and even a football and coach’s uniform).

6. Cultural Dynamics in Action. Reared in a mixture of cultures – from an African community to living in industrial world, Dr. Kituku inspires audiences with insightful views on life that expands their thinking in how to live and work with differences for professional and personal growth.

7. Networking Opportunities. Group activities that Dr. Kituku consciously includes in his presentations, keynote or training, are spiced with interactions that increase networking opportunities as participants learn from each other’s experiences.

8. Team Building and Leadership Skills. Dr. Kituku is a former training specialist of corporate America, university lecturer and experienced trainer for Human Resources managers, coaches and organization and public leaders. His tips on leadership, team fabrics and the chemistry of change for growth have helped organization to increase productivity and teams to win conference championship and bowl games.

9. Global Perspective. Dr. Kituku is an international communicator who uses African stories and life experiences in America to connect audience challenges with the expectations of the future they want.

10. Results-Oriented. Dr. Kituku presents for results! He is a believer of turning thoughts into tangible results. The past, no matter how bad it was, he says, can be a steppingstone into a new beginning.

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BBB Seminar

BBB Business Training Seminar
When: Thursday, September 13
Time: 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Where: BBB main office (1200 N Curtis)

*Please RSVP to

Inspiring productivity with stories

Presented by Dr. Vincent kituku

Get practical strategies on:
- The 9 must-know key elements to inspire and challenge employees with stories
- 5 uncommon benefits of using metaphors for effective learning
- How to use stories to solve workplace conflicts
- Why and how to select relevant stories for maximum impact
- How to use stories to make a business point to get buy-in
- Creating ownership for new objectives and projects

Click here to register NOW - it is free!


Visit www.howtospeakandgetpaid.com for more information and to register for the forthcoming seminar.

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Stop Screaming

Have you ever wondered why people thrive in activities not related to their work but fail to have the same enthusiasm and/or output in what they are paid to do? Their morale is low, they have no personal accountability and their creativity is minimal from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

As a youngster in Kangundo, Kenya, I used to hear, "Aaauuuiiii...Uuuiiii...Aume nakuu, muyuke mboo nino!" It was a "911 call" from Kamba women and means, "Men! Wherever you are...here is a water buffalo in our village". Kamba women were not trained as warriors - they were not trained to use bows and arrows or spears.

Men were thoroughly trained in their youth to use traditional weapons to protect themselves, their families, their property and the community. This training equipped them with the tools they needed to overcome adversity from other tribes and fierce wild animals.

Business PeopleBecause the workplace has changed, employees need a new leadership approach to overcome their challenges. Unlike the Kamba women who expected their men to rid the community of the attacking forces, today's employees need the tools themselves. The workplace has become an unpredictable jungle and leadership needs to know why people with talents and experiences are dissatisfied and not using their potential—thus damaging the bottom line.

From employees and leaders who understand today's challenges, I have gathered strategies that re-invigorate, motivate and empower employees to reach new heights of creativity, productivity and person fulfillment:

Thirteen Strategies to Stop Employees From Screaming

1. Clear expectations, vision and goals

2. No ultimatums and threats, these were really only effective between the two world wars

3. Continuous opportunities for growth, no matter how bad the economy

4. Reduce work related stresses and/or illnesses

5. Eradicate small talk – gossip – in coffee areas and other workplaces

6. Adequate training and opportunity for refresher courses

7. No continuous unexplained changes

8. Recognition for small and big wins

9. Zero demeaning behavior or talk by superiors

10. No tactless discipline

11. Involvement in team projects

12. Family friendly workplace environment

13. Healthy communication within and between the organization’s departments

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small help


This course is designed for participants who want to get paid as professional speakers, trainers or coaches/mentors and consultants. You will not only learn your speaking strengths, but also how to turn your strengths into income. Not everyone QUALIFIES for this course. It is for professionals who want to change lives, make a SIX figure income and have fun doing it.

When: Nov. 1st 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Nov. 2nd 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where: Stevens-Henager College
1444 S. Entertainment Avenue, Boise, ID 83709

Before you invest $795, if you miss the deadline, for this groundbreaking seminar, you need proof on how past participants and other individuals who have been coached by Dr. Kituku privately have succeeded thereafter.

Here is a sample, but bear in mind that Dr. Kituku has trained more established and aspiring speakers in Northwest America and in Kenya, Africa, than any other expert. He also coached aspiring speakers in Canada, Botswana, Pakistan, Australia, South Africa, Uganda, India and Saudi Arabia among other countries.

Kathy McIntosh, speaker, editor and author Vincent introduced and worked with Kathy on the idea of writing a regular column. Now she is a columnist for the Idaho Statesman, Idaho’s largest newspaper. Kathy has received more referrals that turned to paying clients from Dr. Kituku than anyone else. She has appeared on TV and radio programs. Kathy has been a featured speaker for associations, business organizations and at Dr. Kituku’s major events.

Kathy's own words: "Many speakers offer training on how to be paid for your speaking. I don’t believe any of them will have the same continuing faith in your ability and the persistent support that Dr. Vincent Kituku offers. His advice is practical, innovative and supportive. He will get you where you want to be. He encouraged me to submit ideas for a column in our local paper and I’ve received several speaking assignments as a result."

Ian Johnson, Ex-NFL player and former star Running Back for the Boise State Univ. football team Vincent introduced and mentored Ian on the business of professional speaking. Within 12 months, Ian had given more paid presentations than most speakers have in their 3rd year of business. Ian has appeared in numerous TV, Radio and print media organized and promoted by Kituku & Associates.

Darnisha Victorain As a high school student and participant at the Boys and Girls Club public speaking contest, Darnisha was coached by Dr. Kituku and went on to win (received $10K and became the spokesperson for the association) the title of Pacific Region Youth of the Year before going on to the national competition and had the honor of meeting the president of the United States America.

You learn to tell your story and to present your message with an impact audiences will remember for a long time. Then Dr. Kituku’s pours his heart out by revealing insights that get you in major media outlets, thus generating speaking opportunities, without you spending a penny! And he works with you to get you the publicity you diverse. Your success, Vincent says, "Is the greatest pay I can ever receive."

Only a small group of participants, a maximum of 21, is allowed in this life changing (professional, personal and financial) seminar. Act NOW!

Again, ALL participants in this group are carefully selected for maximum learning experience and with great expectation for future successes!
However, you need to know small portion of what is covered.

Part I

9 must have skills that will get you invited to speak/train and get paid

- How to create a platform image that captivates audiences all the time
- Top must know steps on how to make each of your presentations memorable
- Proven ways to motivate your audience to want to listen, learn and act
- Why and how to turn your fear of public speaking into a rewarding possession
- How to gather information and tailor it to relate with your audience expectations
- Organizing your information for maximum audience learning experience
- How to use your uniqueness and deliver presentations skillfully
- What, why and when to use visual aids and when not to
- Must know tips that will help you avoid presentation pitfalls

You are guaranteed to learn proven secrets of killer presentations.

Your take home is:

- Power to inspire and wow audiences with your authenticity and speaking strengths
- Skills to prepare and speak with confidence
- Value-adding body language, gestures, voice, movement and facial expressions
- Proven strategies to establish a rapport with any audience
- Ability to develop compelling content
- How to use storytelling, props, and humor to your advantage
- In-depth knowledge of the drill, fill and bill approach
- Development of a professional image that demands respect

Part II

How to start and keep your speaking, coaching, training and consulting business growing

- Getting from unknown to a celebrated and well paid speaker/trainer or consultant
- 9 proven ways to market your business with minimum budget for maximum returns
- How to create a dominance presence and derive rewards in a competitive market
- The Be-MISH strategy that gets you paid for your expertise and speaking skills
- The 7 streams of income that keep dollars flowing into your business
- Strategies for leveraging your services to add value for clients and increase your fees
- How to skyrocket your profits and minimize your costs

Please note: You can be a great speaker or coach or trainers, but if people don’t about you and you don’t know how to market your speaking and other related services, you will always be unpaid or underpaid.

Dr. Kituku’s marketing strategies have been published by the National Speakers Association to help speakers learn How to Turn Ordinary Practices into Extraordinary Results.

speak moreTools that you will take home:

1. Letters, at least three, of recommendation to use immediately to generate speaking opportunities.
2. A copy of the seminar workbook with more materials that need two school semesters to go through but summarized and synthesized for your immediate application.
3. A copy of Speak More: Marketing Strategies to Get More Speaking Business book, that is used by world’s leading professionals who speak!
4. Numerous stories and anecdotes that will make your points memorable.

Five key requirements to participate in this program

1. You will need to be approved by Kituku & Associates after a 5-10 minutes phone interview unless you have received formal invitation to participate
2. You must be willing to do assignments—your success is the number one priority for Kituku & Associates
3. Participants are required to be present from the beginning to the end of the seminar unless an emergency situation arises
4. You should be able to give a presentation in front of other participants and get their input on how you can improve your skills
5. You must be willing to use your free 30-minutes consulting with Dr. Kituku within 90 days after the seminar

Please note: this is not for people who just want to give presentations. This is for individuals who want to inspire, challenge and equip people with tools to reach new heights in their professional, personal and spiritual journeys.

Discounted Rate information:

$795/person ($495 if paid by October 1st)
$659/person in groups of 3 or more ($395/person if paid by Oct 1st)

Guarantee: 100% refund (less $169 for administrative costs) if you are not satisfied with Dr. Kituku’s presentation.

Payment options: Call (208) 376-8724 and discuss different payment options.
Scholarship: The Margret Kasiva Kituku scholarship is available for aspiring and established women speakers who need financial assistance.

Discounted Hotel Rooms are available for out of town participants, but call us to make arrangements.

To register you may:

Call toll free 1-888-685-1621 or (208) 376-8724, to learn if you qualify or email

Mail this form with a check or money order to: KITUKU & ASSOCIATES, P.O. Box 7152, Boise, Idaho, 83707. (Cancellation terms: You can transfer your registration to future workshops. There is no refund if cancellation occurs within 45 days before the seminar.)

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More unsolicited testimonials:

"Dr. Vincent Kituku: What an amazing experience! Your training on "How to Speak and Get Paid!"" was one of the most value-packed trainings I’ve ever attended. I arrived expecting to learn how to get paid as a speaker and left with a better understanding of my speaking abilities, useful ways to make my speeches stand out, and how to market myself as a speaker."" Ben Quintana, Programs Manager, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce

"Vincent-Thank you for mentoring us through our next level of development. Your level and depth of expertise combined with your creativity are plus gifts- this training has enriched my strategic planning and personal goals. Lucky, lucky are we in your first class!" Sarah E. Minnis, SPHR, Minis Consulting, LLC

"Dear Vincent ~ Your creativity is amazing! By giving us example after example of your own journey from obscurity to local celebrity you have pushed the limits of my own thinking about is possible for me. I can now see paid speaking opportunities in places I would never have thought about before. The binder you put together will become a well-used resource for me. Thank you for creating it as a value-added part of this seminar…! Your careful selection of the group was fabulous - each person added to my enjoyment of this training." Gemma Utting

"Dr. Kituku: You have been a blessing to me personally and to my business. You have helped me gain the confidence I needed to pursue a speaking career and to build my law practice. I now know how to focus my energies… Thank you." Natalie Camacho Mendoza, Camacho Mendoza law

"Vincent-This seminar has been filled with more powerful and useful information then I have ever experienced in a workshop…I now have practical tools and valuable resources to draw upon to move to the next level with Public Speaking. These tools are not available to the general population... Your approach to teaching and sharing is unique in itself also. Your stories and the wealth of information you shared was most compelling! I was captivated from the moment the class began. I walked away from this class feeling confident that I can do public speaking with competence armed with very practical and useful tools. I know without any doubt that you saved me years of struggling by your choice to share what you have learned and know about Public Speaking." Sandra S. Wood, Inner Path Coaching CTA Certified Coach

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Read What Others Are Saying About Dr. Kituku's Programs:

"WOW! What a great presentation …As I reach the end of this program, there is so much information to digest. Thanks for the written material. I am so excited to read it and put what I have learned into practice. Thanks so much!"
Alan Sturtevant, Owner, International Minute Press

"Thanks again for your outstanding work with our team over the last two days. Your presentations on leadership and team building were exactly what we needed and right on the mark. Even though you never played football, your understanding of how a team must function as one to be successful is amazingly accurate…The way the workbook flows and the way that each group is interactive within the presentation allows for much better retention of this vital material…Keep up the great work and we look forward to having you back with us again soon."
Dirk Koetter, Head Football Coach, Arizona State University

"Your insights were invaluable and your sense of humor amazing..."
Geri Rackow, Deputy Director & Public Information Officer, Eastern Idaho Public Health District

"You gave us all much to think about and your impact has become a part of the way we look at ourselves and our program."
Colleen Van Winkle, SHIBA Regional Coordinator

"I personally met Kituku last year when he visited Kenya. When I learnt of his ability to motivate…, I persuaded my head teacher and we sacrificed a morning session to listen to him. Since then the students have never been the same…that was the turning point for both students and teachers who heard him. They were left bewildered that someone can pass such serious message in such simplicity..."
Joshua Kivuva, English teacher, Kinyui Girls High School, Kenya

"I will never forget the seminar I attended here in Moscow that you were the speaker. Thank you for being you and sharing." Jan Ahles, Community Relations Director at Good Samaritan Society, Moscow "Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your presentation. It was a hoot!...I certainly appreciate the time and effort you put into preparing for this event! The added touch of customizing your presentation to fit credit unions and our theme of "Trek to Success," topped it off..."
Marian Kenworthy, Education Specialist, Idaho Credit Union League

"I enjoyed your seminar this morning at the Chamber of Commerce. I've already told several people that was one of the best seminars they've had. I've heard some of your marketing tips before from other speakers but you have a special talent for making it much easier to understand. I've heard about the elevator speech before, but the speaker took much longer and was more complex at explaining it. After the few minutes you spoke on it, I understood it much better and was able to come up with my own, "I help small businesses market their business on the Internet."
Duane Hinkley, Down Home Web Design, Inc.

"...Your buoyant, encouraging message certainly demonstrates to everyone involved how to not only survive, but thrive in the turbulence of unexpected life changes…Your message crossed all boundaries; from the coach to the athlete, continuing on to the entrepreneur and business manager all the way to the company employee. It does not matter your "position" in life as your message conveyed and answered loud and clear..."
Gary Beck, Executive Director; Humanitarian Bowl

"Dear Dr. Kituku,
Just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed your energetic and motivational keynote address at the opening ceremonies of the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association’s annual spring conference…we heard many remarks throughout the conference praising the opening ceremonies as one of the best that the participants had experienced..."
Gregory P. Wyatt, Conference Co-chair, Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association

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